The Alaska leg of the global journey ended after visits to Metlakatla and Prince of Wales Island earlier this month.
The ceremony will be at the UAS Recreation Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event was moved indoors due to the weather forecast.
A thousand people gathered at Auke Bay in Juneau on Saturday to welcome the Hōkūle‘a and her crew to Juneau. Now, the crew is preparing to embark on a four-year journey around the world.
“That was a time of our language being brought back into schools, so that little babies are now starting to learn their culture,” Moani Heimuli says. “And Hōkūle‘a was built to really fill that void of the seafarers.”
A new segment of Chef’s Halo Halo Talk with Zerelda’s Bistro, plus Juneau Pride week events, and KTOO’s interview with the Polynesian Voyaging Society on the Moananuiākea.
The journey that sets out from Juneau next week is called Moananuiākea, and the crew’s goal is to learn about land stewardship and unity from Indigenous communities throughout the Pacific Ocean.